Washington College Magazine

Two Exemplars Receive Alumni Citations

July 25, 2013
A longtime member of the Washington College faculty and a member of the College’s Board of Visitors and Governors received the 2013 Alumni Citations for Excellence. H. Louise Amick ’69, associate professor of mathematics, and Thomas C. Crouse, Jr. ’59, a global business executive, were recognized during Commencement ceremonies on May 19.

Amick graduated first in the Washington College Class of 1969, earned a master’s degree from the University of Delaware and taught at Lincoln University for 14 years before joining the faculty of her alma mater in 1990. Her citation describes her as a valuable colleague and an ideal professor, one who offered time and encouragement to the struggling student and who mentored and guided the gifted. She received the Alumni Association’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1995.  

In her response, Amick thanked all the students she had been privileged to teach. “It’s been a joy, it’s been rewarding, and – except for the paper grading – it really hasn’t seemed like work,” she said.  

Crouse was celebrated as a businessman with a global perspective and a gift for making and maintaining strong relationships with people of all backgrounds. After graduating from Washington College with a degree in economics, the Denton native earned his MBA at Columbia University and launched a career in international banking with Citibank and later Crocker Bank. In 1984, he founded CIG International, an equity investment firm he sold in 2004. Crouse has been a strong supporter and friend of Washington College, where nine relatives also graduated. He has served on the Board of Visitors and Governors since 2003 and co-chaired the 40th and 50th reunions of the Class of 1959.    

In accepting the citation, Crouse repeated one of his favorite sayings: “When you drink the water, remember who dug the well.” He thanked the College and his family for being his well diggers, launching “a pretty average guy” into a life of extraordinary opportunities and experiences around the world.  

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